Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art

Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, Muscat: Hours, Address, Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art Reviews: 4.5/5

Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art

Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Ghalyas Museum of Modern Art is now known as Place & People Museum. It invites visitors to explore Oman’s past, present and future aura, being welcomed not by one person, or several people, but by a whole culture. The display of modern works, in conjunction with the historic life of the 50s and 70s is intended to create a feeling that the “inner” Omani continues forever unchanging. With a permanent collection of heritage, culture, tradition and art, Place & People Museum serves as a museum and a showcase.
Suggested duration
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4.5
157 reviews
Excellent
100
Very good
37
Average
14
Poor
2
Terrible
4

Poached Plum
Irish in Hertfordshire429 contributions
A little gem
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lovely little museum just under the fort. A short walk along the Corniche to the museum where we were warmly welcomed and had the museum to ourselves. A traditional Omani home with items up to 1960s/70s interspersed with some paintings which are a joy.
Written March 11, 2020
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Written March 12, 2020
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Nat E
2 contributions
Interesting and inspiring Museum
Feb 2020 • Couples
Definitely I can recommend to visit the museum! Interesting to see how the Omanis used to live. They even have a small Art Gallery where we bought a picture.
Written February 28, 2020
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Written February 29, 2020
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Wafa' Nimri
1 contribution
Oman 2020
Jan 2020
The museum of people and places is a perfect destination for anyone who wants to develop an inside view into Oman life back in the 70's. It is a labor of love and sheds an interesting dimension to Oman culture and heritage through story telling, scents and crafts, views and flavors. Highly recommended.
Written January 25, 2020
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Written January 27, 2020
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Kate A
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
People and Place Museum Muscat
Jan 2020 • Couples
This little unassuming museum of modern daily life in Muscat-Oman is a terrific introduction to how people lived. The country is in the midst of massive change and it is good to be able to consider where it is coming from. Highly recommended.
Written January 19, 2020
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Written January 22, 2020
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Scott
San Francisco, CA4,547 contributions
Great little museum
Jan 2020 • Solo
Modern art

Unusual but amazing little museum. Crowded, narrow passageways. Extremely colorful. I would say this is a complete blend of history and art.
Written January 14, 2020
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Written January 16, 2020
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Haneen
2 contributions
Don't Miss It 😍👌!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Such a wonderful Museum ! Don't miss it, you get to know more about how Omanis lived in 1970 it's so vintage and Nice!!😍
Written January 10, 2020
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Written January 16, 2020
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jaxelix
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
A Nice Introduction
Nov 2019
This is a cute little museum that provides a good introduction to traditional Omani life. While the entry fee is slightly steep, some of the rooms have their air-conditioning turned up strong, which helps provide some relief from the heat.
Written December 19, 2019
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Written December 21, 2019
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chixcurry
Denver, CO111 contributions
Okay.
Nov 2019
This is really just a few rooms with local furniture and artifacts meant to show how an average local lived in the 70's. The art gallery isn't really modern art and isn't really very good. We were charged 2 OMR each and felt it wasn't worth that.
Written November 26, 2019
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Written December 19, 2019
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Kinga
1 contribution
A great museum 👌
Nov 2019 • Friends
With a lot of love equipped - charming small museum showing the living of Oman people in the city! Have a look!!
Written November 2, 2019
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Written November 11, 2019
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GreggSyd1010
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Interesting visit
Oct 2019
Had a leisurely stroll around this atmospheric museum. Easy to find .. on the corniche just after the muttrah fort (walking away from Muttrah).
Written October 27, 2019
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Written October 30, 2019
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